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Chateau Gaillard (France)

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Chateau Gaillard (France)

Chateau Gaillard (France)

Anthony Patterson
Definition: Chateau Gaillard is a Medieval castle in France built by Richard Lionheart of England from 1197-1198, in order to protect his holdings in Normandy.

Located high about the Seine River about 40 kilometers from Rouen, Chateau Gaillard fell to the Normans in 1204, and was largely dismantled 400 years later by Henri IV. Substantial ruins are still present on the site, illustrated on the Chateau Gaillard website listed in the side bar and in the lovely photograph.

This glossary entry is part of the Dictionary of Archaeology. Sources for the term include the references listed on the front page of the Dictionary, and the websites listed in the sidebar.

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